Mr Matthews’ widow Mary stated she’d lost her’lifetime companion, soul mate but the majority of best buddy’
The widow of the united kingdom ’s youngest coronavirus sufferer has spoken about her grief at losing her “lifetime partner and soul mate”.
Nick Matthews, who died elderly 59 on Saturday morning, was a retired police officer from Nailsea, Somerset.
He is regarded as the youngest victim of coronavirus in the united kingdom, though his reason for death won’t be officially confirmed until following a post-mortem examination.
His widow, Mary Matthews advised Nailsea People he was taken into hospital with breathing problems on Thursday.
She stated her husband had endured a heart attack, and he retired from his job as a police officer.
In a post on Facebook she wrote:”Today in 3am I lost my life partner and soul mate but most of my very best buddy.
“Charlotte, Ben and I’m outside pleased to have had such a large personality in our own lives. As a household we’re still now in isolation before the coronavirus test results return. ”
She afterwards added that the test had come back positive and urged people who were connected with the household to self-isolate and seek guidance.
Mr and Mrs Matthews had lately returned from a vacation in Fuerteventura, flying outside on February 22 and returning on February 29.
They was observing Mr Matthews’s birthday collectively.
Nailsea People reported Mr Matthews was diagnosed with pneumonia in the Bristol Royal Infirmary and has been admitted to the intensive care unit following showing different indications for coronavirus.
Many paid tribute to him Facebook, with one describing him as a “true Avon and Somerset Police legend”.
In an announcement, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust stated:”Sadly, we could affirm that a guy who was being cared for in the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and had tested positive for Covid-19, has expired.
“The patient that died was in his late-fifties and had underlying health issues.
“The family has been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time. We will not be commenting further and ask that everybody respects the family’s privacy.”